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Status in World Register of Marine Species

Accepted name: Ostreopsis labens Faust et Morton 1995

Scientific synonyms and common names

Nomenclatural Types:

Holotype:

Ostreopsis labens Faust and Morton, 1995: figs. 4, 5

Type locality:

Caribbean Sea: Man of War Cay, Belize, Central America

Etymology:

The name 'labens'' originates from Latin and refers to 'gliding down', moving gently in smooth marine waters, which describes this species' distinctive swimming behavior (Faust and Morton, 1995).

Ostreopsis labens